Men tend to make spiritual things a lot more complicated than God intended them to be. However, Jesus gave a promise for everyone to claim by simple faith.
Steps to Peace With God Today
1. Recognize God’s Plan for You.
God loves you and wants you to experience His peace and life. He desires to have a lasting intimate love relationship with you. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.“ (John 3:16 kjv). All quotations in italics are from the Bible which is God’s holy word.
2. Realize We have a Problem.
We are separated from God because we choose to disobey Him. The Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God ;“ (Romans 3:23 kjv). Nothing we can do will get us across the gulf that separates us from God. Good works, church membership, baptism are all short bridges to no where.
3. Respond to God’s Remedy.
God loves you so much that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to bridge the gap for you. Christ did this by paying the penalty of our sins when He died on the cross and rose from the grave. The Bible says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.“ (Romans 5:6, 8 kjv).
4. Receive God’s Son as Your Lord and Savior.
You cross the bridge into God’s family by faith when you ask Christ to come into your life. It is a step of faith. The Bible says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9, 10 kjv).
Pray to Receive Christ Right Now.
Will you turn from your sins and unbelief and by faith receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life? You can use the following prayer if it comes from your heart. “Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I know that I can not save myself. I now believe that Christ died in my place on the cross in order to forgive me of my sins. I know that Christ rose from the dead and lives today. I confess my sins to you, and I repent and put my faith in you to save me. I want You to save me for all eternity. Thank you for giving me eternal life. Amen.”
5. Rest in God’s Perfect Peace.
The Bible says, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1 kjv). “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit“ (Romans 8:1 kjv).
If you need help in making this decision for Christ please feel free to e-mail your response or questions. If you have just prayed to accept Christ into your heart may the Lord’s richest blessings be yours.
Discover a Place for You
As evidence of giving Jesus Christ control of our lives we want to identify with Him. The New Testament way to identify with Jesus is to confess Him publicly and follow Him in baptism and church membership. The Bible says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved“ (Romans 10:13 kjv).
As a Christian it is only natural for you to want to know Jesus better and to be complete in Him. Through your obedience to Jesus you allow Him to become involved in every intimate part of your life. You will move beyond yourself, letting Christ assume full direction and control of your life. This will lead you into a maturing, personal relationship with God. In order to become a mature Christian you need fellowship with other believers who have also experienced Christ just as you have. Find a good Bible believing church and become a part of its fellowship.